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Feature
11 hours ago
Peter Park is the director of Peter J. Park, LLC and a former planning director of Denver and Milwaukee. In this interview, Park shares insights from a career of leadership in though and action in the field of urban planning.
James Brasuell
Blog post
3 days ago
A discussion of the book Evicted, and in particular its suggestion that rent in poor neighborhoods is not much lower than the rent in middle-class areas.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
October 8, 2019, 12pm PDT
Eun Jin Shin of Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea, writes about a recent article she authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
Blog post
October 8, 2019, 5am PDT
Many jurisdictions have vehicle travel reduction targets. Integrated Smart Growth policies can help achieve these and other planning goals.
Todd Litman
Feature
October 7, 2019, 5am PDT
An investigation of how resilience relates to sustainability, and how an understanding of that relationship informs more effective development investments.
Edward J. Jepson. Jr.
Feature
September 30, 2019, 6am PDT
Thirty years after a seminal study attempted to connect increased density with decreased automobile use, several new studies are raising doubts about that central assumption of contemporary planning.
Fanis Grammenos
Blog post
September 25, 2019, 2pm PDT
Of course artificial intelligence has applications relevant to the practice of city planning.
Kayla Matthews
Blog post
September 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Do shortages of infrastructure justify restrictive zoning?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
September 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Cities significantly underprice their roads and parking facilities, forcing local taxpayers to subsidize out-of-town motorists. Municipal officials have an obligation to better manage these valuable public resources.
Todd Litman
Blog post
September 16, 2019, 9am PDT
The physical scale and unprecedented population growth in some cities have officials grappling with how to manage their transportation network. The Open Mobility Foundation has a bold, digitally-based vision to help cities meet their mobility goals.
Robert Fischer
Feature
September 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The career of Emily Yasukochi, senior associate at Nelson\Nygaard, has offered an incredible variety of experience and institutions considering it's all been centered around transit and sustainable transportation.
James Brasuell
Blog post
September 9, 2019, 6am PDT
In Euclid v. Ambler Realty, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of zoning. Although three justices dissented, they did not write a formal dissent. This article is what a dissent might look like if the justices knew what we now know.
Michael Lewyn
Feature
September 4, 2019, 5am PDT
Mitchell Silver, commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, former planning director of Raleigh, and former president of the APA, discusses the aspirations and realities of a long, successful career in planning.
James Brasuell
Feature
September 3, 2019, 8am PDT
The 6th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is now available. The new Guide includes Planetizen's updated ranking of the Top 25 graduate urban planning programs.
James Brasuell
Blog post
August 29, 2019, 8am PDT
The new "Urban Mobility Report" provides widely-cited congestion cost estimates. However, its analysis is neither comprehensive nor objective. Anybody using these estimates should understand its omissions and biases.
Todd Litman
Blog post
August 27, 2019, 2pm PDT
While transit agency data shows ridership going down, Census data shows ridership going up. Why?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
August 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
With a timber rich state and a desire to fight climate change, mass timber and CLT could become Jay Inslee's signature green economy success in Washington State.
ConorBronsdon
Feature
August 26, 2019, 5am PDT
A good friendship is a two-way street. So how come our relationships with places only involve taking and no giving?
Lev Kushner
Blog post
August 25, 2019, 2pm PDT

Public transit, with service to joy, freedom, and virtue.

James Brasuell
Blog post
August 23, 2019, 7am PDT
There is no war on cars. Everybody, including motorists, benefit from a more diverse and efficient transportation system. Let there be peace!
Todd Litman
Blog post
August 22, 2019, 2pm PDT
Gentrification is apparently quite rare—so why do urban affairs commentators devote so much time arguing about it?
Michael Lewyn